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Yosemite Sam1

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Posted: 09/23/19 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Report of Tesla coming up with million miles battery.

Truckers and haulers can start dreaming too.

Alternative title: How to tick off EV naysayers.

Brickbats, incoming!

Tesla's Millione Miles Battery

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Uh, that's a million miles of LIFE (before replacement), not of CHARGE. Article says nothing of how long a charge will last (days/miles/etc).

Just want to be clear on that.


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mleekamp wrote:

Uh, that's a million miles of LIFE (before replacement), not of CHARGE. Article says nothing of how long a charge will last (days/miles/etc).

Just want to be clear on that.


Report was 500 miles on 75,000 lbs (80,000 lbs capacity). It's not independently verified though as it's Tesla's own tests.

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Being Technically feasible and developing the battery are two different things. a 10% drop-off is very optimistic also. We may get there, but it will take time and very large amounts of money$$$.


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The EV train is rolling and I foresee it coming to fruition in all types of vehicles. When is another matter. The camping infrastructure is the Achilles heel to this in terms of timing. It will take a long time until campgrounds will even bother with adding a few sites to accommodate EV RV's. Given the fact that most folks are going to hold onto their gas or diesel ones there won't be any urgency on the part of CG's to spend the money until demand prompts it. I like the idea, but I think RV's will be the last to take root. I also wonder, once this EV thing truly takes off, what's going to happen to all the fossil fuel burning vehicles that are going to flood the used market. It could potentially make used gas and diesel RV's all but worthless once EV's gain some market share.

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When EV's become common, Drag Racing and NASCAR will be almost silent.
That will be weird.

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I noticed the article referred to “semi-electric long haul trucks”.

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mleekamp wrote:

Uh, that's a million miles of LIFE (before replacement), not of CHARGE. Article says nothing of how long a charge will last (days/miles/etc).

Just want to be clear on that.

uh, there you go you naysayer you. i'm a full-fledged EV naysayer to the extent that EV's won't be practical till they have the cross-country range and can be "re-fueled" as quickly as a gas/diesel vehicle. when that happens i may be on board.


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JaxDad wrote:

I noticed the article referred to “semi-electric long haul trucks”.


The next article on the link actually talks of concept unit converting the Tesla semi to Class A RV.

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rk911 wrote:

Uh, there you go you naysayer you. I'm a full-fledged EV naysayer to the extent that EV's won't be practical till they have the cross-country range and can be "re-fueled" as quickly as a gas/diesel vehicle. When that happens I may be on board.


Exactly, if it's going to take in excess of 40 hours to recharge a depleted 500kW battery from a campground 12kW outlet then what is the gain? And does anyone really expect a long haul CDL driver to politely wait behind an RV to recharge his rig at the interstate off ramp super-duper charging station?


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